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Asheville Music Lovers

Updated: Jun 10, 2019

Hello all of you Asheville Music Lovers!

Christine OnTheScene here with a few upcoming and some recurring Hot Music Happenings in the Asheville area.

This is just a small piece of a delicious, sweet Music pie. Nibble a little, nibble a's ALL gooood! You'll experience exactly why 'Rolling Stones Magazine' recently coined Asheville as "Music City"!

Did you know that Asheville is a hub of amazingly gifted performers in the Jazz arena? One very tasty treat for you Jazz Lovers...a recurring event that's sure to get you feelin' the smooth groove, is the amazing Russ Wilson And His Foundry Hotel Orchestra! They delight each Thursday night with some of the best Big Band and Swing in Asheville. Definitely bring your dancing shoes and hand fan...the Hot tunes are sizzlin'! A spectacular setting in one of Asheville's oldest and revitalized buildings, now a hotel, with a spacious and beautiful bar and dance area. The restaurant-Benne on Eagle specializes in upscale Appalachian cuisine.

Here's another offer of a small portion of the music pie, at One World Brewing West, Homegrown Sundays All Summer Long! sponsored by 98.1 The River, a 10 concert/10 Sundays series of some of the most talented local musicians/singers/songwriters in Asheville. A varied array of music styles will be highlighted in featured weekly artists/bands in this spacious, extremely warm and friendly atmosphere. A couple of examples of some of the invited artists include, local legend, Aaron Woody Wood, where you'll hear guitar riffs that are bar none some of the best shredding you've heard! Woody's lyrics and vocals are soulful and full of passion. Come and see why he and his band, The Love Drugs, is so popular in this music town! Pleasure Chest, a hugely popular, high energy retro blues Rock n Roll band will excite you and delight you as you can't help but dance to the oldies and definitely memorable songs of rock n roll! They don't hold back on the brass section either! Eleanor Underhill is another incredibly popular and gifted featured artist. Come and witness her banjo toutin', song singin' passion with her incredibly talented band members. You'll be shakin' it, I promise! You can be up and moving or there's plenty of seating, either at the beautiful circular "spaceship" full bar, inside or outside on the deck. The staff and bartenders are so friendly, the atmosphere so chill, you'll definitely be a returning patron. Accessible parking and food truck in the back.

Xpand Fest is coming again! Held in June (this year the 8th) of every year, highlighting music and arts, believing that the arts are a powerful platform for social change. This festival occurs on Coxe Ave., downtown on the South Slope, for one full day, into the evening. If you want to see and hear the local unique flair and color that IS Asheville, this is the festival to attend. An incredible lineup of some of the best local musicians and performers, delicious food, awesome vendors, unique local art. It truly is one of the best street fairs! Family friendly and Free.

Asheville Explore Tours will take you to the best local music with their nightly local music after dark tour! Please check out the website!

See you all in Asheville musicland!! I'll be the one dancin'!

Peace! ✌️Love!❤️Music!🎼

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